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Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Leon Sadiki
Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Leon Sadiki

When I read Mondli Makhanya’s piece with the screaming headline, “Drop obsession with Madonsela” (City Press, September 12), I thought someone else – besides me – had finally realised that our obsession with former public protector Thuli Madonsela has to end at some point.

My take was, and still is, that this national obsession with Madonsela – now that her term has ended – can’t be doing the new Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, any favours as she tries to find her bearings.

I inwardly wished that the focus on Madonsela – however justified it may be following what many consider her outstanding performance – would not overshadow the work that Mkhwebane now faces, including the reported more than 200 outstanding cases left behind by the outgoing public protector.

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